The Albany Correspondent: Pimping Out Senate Influence By CARLOS GONZALEZ
ALBANY, NY – December 20, 2011 -- He financed a four-door Bentley Arnage. He lives in a Mil Basin home that was originally built for a boss of the Luchese crime family. However, the permanent residence is about to change for Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) (pictured LEFT).
Kruger is expected to plead guilty to four of the five federal corruption charges claiming he accepted more than $1million in bribes, sources say.
Mr. Kruger’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said Mr. Kruger and his co-conspirator, Mr. Turano, were scheduled to appear before the presiding judge in the case, Jed S. Rakoff of Federal District Court in Manhattan, on Tuesday afternoon; he would not discuss the details of what was expected to transpire. If he pleads guilty to a felony, Mr. Kruger will automatically lose his job.
Kruger, 62, was busted earlier this year.
Court papers say he sponsored legislation, attempted to allocate millions in pork-barrel funds and even wrote a letter to a federal judge in Buffalo in exchange for a “stream of bribes” from real-estate, hospital and beverage-industry interests.